CuVée VIII

4.4
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22 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
CuVée VIII is a Modern British restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Esher. We offer exciting and seasonal updates to classic British dishes, served alongside fine wines. CuVée is the ideal setting for a sophisticated family meal, cocktails with friends in the bar or a memorable celebration in the private Mango Room.

As the only wine bar in the area, we are unique in offering a cellar featuring over 200 different wines. There is an extensive selection of Bordeaux featured alongside established and up-and-coming British vineyards, complimenting a comprehensive international selection ranging from affordable to ultra-premium.

From Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm until late, CuVée is open for lunch through to late night dining with a focus on local and sustainably sourced produce. Head Chef Rob Hajdu oversees our kitchen team who have a shared wealth of experience and enthusiasm between them. Chef Rob is passionate about showcasing the best fresh and seasonal produce available in Britain.
What 22 People Are Saying
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Surrey
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening. The food, wine and general ambiance was excellent.

PA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table for 4 on Saturday night although we were a little dissapointed at not being able to have the tasting menu as we were late sitting down and hadn’t preordered they more than made up for it with the main menu the food was absolutely delicious as were the drinks.
Service was excellent and the ambience great especially the live singer at the end of the evening . Would highly recommend if you are looking for excellent food great drinks and entertainment .

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On arrival the staff were very attentive and helpful, had a drink at the bar before we sat down and the service and food were excellent. Would recommend to anyone

G
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening celebrating my birthday. Great food - lovely atmosphere - friendly and professional staff - fun night

S
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service, fantastic restaurant. The whole experience was a delight.

EM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with good food and great staff, the only problem is the online menu is different from real menu. Will definitely visit again

SN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and original food with monthly menu changes to reflect the seasonal changes. Outstanding service and the chef came to check all was ok. We will be back!

NR
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We did book up and during the time of booking to coming the menu had been changed without letting us know. This was a major issue as the food was good the choice wasn’t very extensive and pretty limited. It didn’t spoil our night but was a big let down.

SA
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was our first visit to Cuvee. Overall, it was a very nice experience. The decor, ambience are all excellent. Service was good as was the food we ordered. There was not a huge choice on the menu. The bar area was particularly nice. An extensive wine list is offered,b ut the wine is overpriced. Although we enjoyed ourselves, I cannot help feeling that they are trying a bit too hard to be upmarket and exclusive but it somehow does not quite make the cut.
I believe they are opening another cocktail bar next door which will be great.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pleasant staff, only 2 other tables occupied, music from the bar was intrusive and we were not over-impressed with the food, the wine was good but the wine list is very expensive.

JF
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the restaurant décor was to a high standard, the food & service excellent.....it was a shame that the restaurant was extremely quiet, but apart from that it was a lovely dinning experience.

JL
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I came to dinner on Saturday with my husband and some friends, which was the first time for all of us to your restaurant. We all thought that the food and service were amazing. However during our main course a singer started to sing which was extremely loud and very distracting. I appreciate that the restaurant has a very lively bar, but the music and singing were so loud we really couldn't hear ourselves, and found it difficult to talk to one another.
It would certainly change my mind as to whether I would want to have a meal there again if he was there at the same time, I'm afraid.

Y
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely menu and great service but midweek the noise from the bar predominated and as there were only two other diners there apart from ourselves, the dining ambiance could have been better. I’m sure at the weekends it is more buzzy and we certainly couldn’t fault the food or wines. I also recommend the cocktail list , with happy hour not over until 8.00pm there was plenty of time to take advantage of their lovely cocktails as an aperitif.
I really enjoyed the experience but maybe will visit again either at the weekend or with a larger party mid week.

JC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and very good service. We thought the wine was overpriced. Will definitely visit again.

HV
Surrey
19 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner during music night with George Michael tribute act, lot of fun and lively buzz to the restaurant which still served up good food. Beef carpaccio was excellent.

DJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A restaurant in search of itself. Everything feels like an experiment, from the Euro/British decor to the food which is all over the place. The soup was amazing, the burrata strange in a green pea sauce, the vegetables with the tuna were amazing, but the tuna itself was mediocre. This restaurant needs to figure out what works and stick with it.

HV
Surrey
20 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cheese soufflé starter and chateaubriand steak main course was excellent. Good range of wines to choose from.

KL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I would recommend to friends but only for drinks as the kitchen closes at 22.30 so no time to order desserts and wasn’t informed until we were ask for menues. Also it’s really noisy so not ideal for conversations over a dinner but more suitable for cocktails and other drinks.

VD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great venue with amazing service, Don was amazing from the second we arrived.
Cocktails were excellent and the food simply amazing. Perhaps slightly expensive but more than worth it !
Nice crowd in the bar and the restaurant.
Will for sure be returning.

SF
London
84 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent, as was the service, very friendly staff. If you are like a lively buzzy bar that isn't full of teenagers and 20 somethings, this is the place for you. We had very good live music to accompany the meal, but it wasn't too intrusive. Will definitely return soon.

RL
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit to @cuvee8 in Esher last week celebrating end of A-Level exams. Had one of the best meals I had for a while which says something as we do eat at many fancy places! Great atmosphere, well stocked cocktail bar with a good selection of Wines & lagers as well. The service at the table was very good, you are well looked after by the staff. Special mention to the chef who prepared our food, all cooked as requested and the lamb chops & Rib Eye were absolutely fantastic!

SN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous find. The cocktails are amazing as was the food